Saturday, March 11, 2017

Goldwork - Finishing

I have been chipping away at it...

... covering the padded petals of the flowers with tiny pieces of gild check purl.

I thought I would try something a bit different, so at the 'fatter parts' I added tiny seed beads between in purls. It might be a bit hard to see - oh how I wish it was easier to photograph this 'shiny stuff'

To finish the flower, I stitched the tiniest  palliettes down with fine red silk....

... and neatened the edge of the leaves. And viola... 

... It is finished!!

Now all I have to do is:
... lace it and frame it...
            ... name it (any suggestions??)...
                         ... write it the instructions ...
                                       ... and kit it - ready for the shop and classes.

Have a happy, stitchy weekend,
Anna X

If you want to re-visit the progress of this project you can check the previous posts here:
1) New Goldwork project
2) Attaching gold kid leather
3) Pearl purl
4) Couched leaves 


  1. Gourmet goldwork garden.
    It sure is a beautiful treasure.

    Melinda Phillips.

  2. Stunning. Beautiful. Sumptious. Gorgeous. Perhaps I am overdoing the superlatives, but only a teensy bit. Title? Hard to come up with something which isn't a cliche... maybe "Anna's gold." Maybe "Vision in gold" or "Milady's bower."

  3. Golden Summer ...that is what came to mind when I saw your finished piece.. just beautif!!

  4. How about naming it something simple like Graceful or Serene; that's how it makes me feel!

  5. Oh wow, how beautiful! I love the addition of the chips and the seed beads. did you use AB beads?

    1. Hi Wendy, no they are just ordinary Mill Hills

  6. Wow...looking really great this goldwork. All embroidery is really amazing with great finishing, also you are doing best work. Thanks for sharing with us.